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Lateral Capital Intern - Nairobi

Lateral Capital
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

About Us
Lateral Capital is a mission-driven venture fund. We invest in early and growth-stage opportunities in Africa. Our Fund backs technology-enabled businesses that profitably solve significant pain points across essential verticals such as financial services, energy, healthcare, and education.
Headquartered in New York, Lateral also has a presence in Silicon Valley, Lagos, Johannesburg, and Nairobi. We are currently looking to recruit interns for our Nairobi office to work alongside a partner and an analyst. The paid internship would last 6-12 months and there is a possibility of this turning to a full-time role.
On your Cover letter clearly indicate the following to be considered for the internship;

  • Why Venture Capital?
  • Why Lateral Capital?
  • Why are you are the right candidate?
  • If successful, what do you hope to get out of this internship?
  • What are your 2- to 5-year career aspirations?
Job Requirements
Compulsory
● Recent graduate, having graduated an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in the last 3 years
● Strong academic background
● Possesses the right to work in Kenya and reside in Nairobi
● Strong Microsoft Office and Google suite skillset, particularly excel
● Flexible working hours
● Ability to complete training material in their own time
Strongly Preferred
● International experience
● Swahili speaking
● Numerical degree
Preferable
  • CFA Level I or above
  • Some exposure to:
    • Private equity/venture capital/corporate finance
    • Writing articles, white papers, and media pieces
    • Reviewing legal documents
    • Institutional fundraising





Responsibilities

Deal origination and assessment
● Support deal lead in building a proprietary deal pipeline
● Responsible for ensuring all deals are appropriately recorded and processed in a timely manner
● Work with the deal team to assess new deal opportunities
● Build out financial models and return analysis
● Support in writing investment memo’s
● Market research and due diligence on deals
● Scheduling meetings and maintaining communication with founders
● Supporting in all deal admin

● Other ad hoc tasks

Portfolio management
● Support portfolio director in completing and monitoring KPI & 100-day plans
  • Taking notes during scheduled strategic and financial update calls
  • Sending out and following up on action points that come from these calls
● Supporting deal lead on follow-on investments
● Work with portfolio team to provide support to portfolio companies when required
● Work with portfolio director to ensure portfolio companies’ reporting is complete in a timely manner
● Following up with portfolio companies on their obligations such as loan repayments

● Occasionally, interns may be seconded to portfolio companies to complete urgent tasks

Thought Leadership
● Support in producing market research and sector whitepapers
● Support in producing monthly investor newsletter
● Support in producing thought leadership articles and media
● Consistently update the team on ongoing developments in venture capital space

● Keeping a calendar of upcoming venture capital events and webinars


Fund administration and fundraising
● Support with writing portfolio reports for LP’s
● Support with producing investor materials for fundraises
● Helping schedule investor meetings and maintain notes on all meetings

● Helping organize investor open days


Training Requirements
● Successful and timely completion of all training materials

Please note that anyone trying to circumvent Fuzu will be immediately disqualified
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

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Lateral Capital

Nairobi, KE
Consulting, business support, auditing
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Lateral Capital is a mission-driven venture fund. We invest in early and growth-stage opportunities in Africa. Our Fund backs technology-enabled businesses that profitably solve significant pain points across essential verticals such as financial services, energy, healthcare, and education. Headquartered in New York, Lateral also has a presence in Silicon Valley, Lagos, Johannesburg, and Nairobi.

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